Indiana apartment complex will house disabled residents

A $6 million apartment complex in Western Indiana will open next fall and be available to disabled and homeless individuals in the area.

The construction of the complex will begin in January 2012 thanks to the non-profit organization, Mental Health America of Vigo County Inc. The apartments will be financially dependent upon federal and state funds. The 30,000 complex is set to be named YOUnity Village.

Residents of the apartments will move in without having to pay rent in the beginning. The lease that will be signed by each individual will have a claim stating they are willing to pay 30 percent of the monthly rent with the non-profit organization taking care of the 70 percent that is left.

Suffering from a long-term disability can be financially straining. If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Indianapolis International Airport receives video wall

A video wall has been installed inside the Indianapolis International Airport. People inside the airport will be able to experience a 60-second view of the wall, which is comprised of 15 LED televisions.

The electronics manufacturer, Sharp, as well as the Clear Channel Airport agency supplied the $300,000 screen which will feature sports clips as well as advertisements and art films.

The video wall will be displayed between the ground level of the airport and the third-floor Civic Plaza. The videos and advertisements are customized to fit the one-minute ride between the two floors.

The Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office hope that everyone traveling for the holidays stays safe. For more information on local Indianapolis news, please visit The Indy Star today.


Lawsuit arises after loss of long-term disability benefits

A Dartmouth woman has filed a lawsuit against her insurance company after her long-term disability payments were abruptly stopped.

The woman had a double-knee replacement surgery and was unable to continue at her job at Costco. She took a break from her cashier position in 2008 because of her knee replacement surgery, arthritis in her left hand and a future hip replacement surgery that was scheduled.

The long-term disability benefits provided to the woman were terminated as of October 13, 2011. She is seeking an amount upwards of $100,000.

If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling 317-634-8565 today.


Hanson to headline a holiday concert in Indianapolis

Thanks to the Indianapolis radio station, WZPL-FM, 99.5, people in Indianapolis will have the chance to attend three separate holiday concerts this season. The radio station has decided to increase the number of concerts offered in their Jingle Jam concert series to three this year.

The first concert which takes place on Thursday, December 1, will have Hanson, the band made popular by the hit song, “MMMBop,” performing as well as Hot Chelle Rae. The second concert will occur on Saturday, December 3, and will feature the popular artists, Matt Nathanson and Christina Perri, who just recorded a song for the Twilight movie.

If you can’t make the concerts this weekend, you may be able to attend the third concert on Wednesday, December 7 where you can see The Fray and Simple Plan play in the last concert of the holiday series. All of these concerts will take place at the Egyptian Room in the Old National Centre.

The Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office hope that residents of Indianapolis enjoy this holiday season.

For more news on Indianapolis events, please visit Indy Star today.


Month of November sheds light on long-term care

November is long-term care awareness month. Long-term care has become increasingly expensive and it is important to start planning for this coverage.

According to a survey, on average it costs upwards of $70,000 per year to live in a nursing home. Other services that are pretty pricey include residing in an assisted living facility or requiring an on-call nurse. These expenses can add up and it is imperative to have the finances to cover these means.

Long-term care services are usually not covered by long-term disability insurance, yet disability benefits can allow for an individual to live better with additional payments to cover other medical costs.

Long-term disability is awarded to individuals who are unable to work due to a serious disability. If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Long-term disability lawsuit filed by Veterans

Canadian veterans are still fighting for compensation in a long-term disability lawsuit that has been in the courts for the past four years.

The lawsuit was filed against the federal government in regards to long-term disability payments. The veterans who filed the claim were injured during their time serving and believe that the government is trying to revoke their disability benefits claiming they were considered income at the time.

The government retrieval of money is costing some of these veterans upwards of $3,500 per month. The amount of money that should be returned to the veterans could be as much as $500 million.

If you need assistance filing for long-term disability benefits, please contact the Indiana long-term disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Chilean miners struggle with long-term disability

Almost a year after 33 Chilean miners were rescued from being trapped , most of the men are still unemployed or on medical leave.

The Chilean men have coined the term, “Los 33,” and have found representation to protect their image as well as create future movie deals. Others decided they would sue the Chilean state due to sub par working conditions at the mine where they worked.

Long-term disability was only awarded to 14 of the men, who receive $470 a month from the government.

These miners are seen as heroes to most but concern is rising, because they are unable to hold a steady job or overcome their disabilities from the accident.

If you feel you qualify for long-term disability insurance, please contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Causes of long-term disability

One in three people will become disabled before they retire.

There are many circumstances which can lead to disability that are not top-of-mind when people think of long-term disability. Some of the most common causes of disability include mental health problems, heart disease and stroke, diabetes, nervous system disorders, and musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis.

While many individuals believe that injuries sustained in accidents are the leading cause of disability, this is actually incorrect. Less than 10 percent of disability cases are accident-related. Instead, many disability claims today come from individuals diagnosed with cancer, which is the fastest-growing cause.

If you believe you qualify for long-term disability insurance, it is important to have experienced representation on your side to recieve the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633 today.


Construction worker suffers extreme injuries in workplace accident

25-year-old Texas construction worker, Dallas Wiens, was the victim of a horrible construction site accident.

The worker was operating a boom lift when it struck a power line. The accident resulted in severe burns to his head, leaving him blind and in a coma for the next three months.

Wiens then underwent 22 different surgeries. The most recent surgery he underwent was a 15 hour face transplant procedure. According to Bringham and Woman’s Hospital, Wiens’ face transplant was the most complete transplant that has been done in the U.S. to date.

It will take Wiens a very long time to recover from his workplace accident. Due to the nature of their job, construction workers can easily find themselves in danger of eloctrocution, suffocation, burns, broken bones, and other injuries from the powerful equipment they work with.

If you have been injured in a workplace accident and believe you may qualify for long-term disability insurance, contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633.


$20M Settlement in Verizon Long-Term Disability Lawsuit

Verizon has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a class-action long-term disability lawsuit.

According to court documents, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a long-term disability lawsuit against Verizon alleging the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Verizon refused to make exceptions to its “no fault” attendance plans to accommodate employees on long-term disability. Under the challenged attendance plans if an employee accumulated a designated number of “chargeable offenses,” he or she could be penalized.

Verizon placed the employee on a disciplinary step which could ultimately result in more serious disciplinary consequences, including termination. The EEOC claimed that Verizon failed to provide reasonable accommodations for people on long-term disability and failed to make an exception to its attendance plans for individuals whose “chargeable absences” were caused by their disabilities. According to the EEOC, the company instead disciplined or terminated employees who needed such accommodations.

The lawsuit resulted in a $20 million settlement.

If you need assistance with a long-term disability lawsuit, please contact the Indiana long-term disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, by calling (800) 520-3633.


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